This database contains some of the books, papers and records held by Mersea Museum.

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301

Article

Peldon People: Harry and Angelina Smith
ID PH01_HWS
Title Peldon People: Harry and Angelina Smith
Abstract Peldon People: Harry and Angelina Smith Henry William Smith was born in Peldon in 1853 and during his working life he was a horseman on a farm and farm labourer. He married Angelina Cousins (born 1857) in 1875. In 1935 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and in honour of the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published July 2020
Source Mersea Museum

302

Article

The Whiting Family of Peldon
ID PH01_AGW
Title The Whiting Family of Peldon
Abstract THE WHITING FAMILY OF PELDON The picture above is taken outside the front (North West corner) of Games Farmhouse, Lower Road, Peldon, it was passed on by Tony Baldwin whose grandmother, Anna Whiting, is on the left of the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

303

Article

Mersea Island Horticultural Society
ID DIS2019_MIHS
Title Mersea Island Horticultural Society
Abstract In 2019, the Museum put on a display to celebrate 100 years of Mersea Island Horticultural Society summer shows. MIHS was founded in 1876 and over the years, several shows have been missed because of wars and even pandemics, so we are now long past the centenary of the society. The start of ...
Source Mersea Museum

304

Article

A History of Pete Hall - Part 2
ID PH01_PTZ
Title A History of Pete Hall - Part 2
Abstract Pete Hall Peldon Part 2 [ ...
Author Simon Eagle
Source Mersea Museum

305

Article

A History of Pete Hall Part 1
ID PH01_PTY
Title A History of Pete Hall Part 1
Abstract Pete Hall Peldon 1046 - 1987 Part 1 Pete Hall (otherwise known as Peet or Peete Hall) Colchester Road, Peldon, Essex. It remains uncertain as to when Pete Hall became known by its present spelling ...
Author Simon Eagle
Source Mersea Museum

306

Article

Essex Cheese
ID PH01_CSE
Title Essex Cheese
Abstract Essex Cheese Fingringhoe Wick, Langenhoe Wick, Middlewick, Abbots Wick, Tollesbury Wick are all names we are familiar with in this part of Essex but what does 'Wick' actually mean? Wicks were in fact shepherds' huts where sheep, grazing on the low-lying marshes of this coast, were milked ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

307

Article

Copt Hall - draft statement of significance
ID RTC_303
Title Copt Hall - draft statement of significance
Abstract DRAFT STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE - COPT HALL The following article describing Copt Hall, Little Wigborough, was probably written for the National Trust, and paints a romantic picture of the area. The author is not known. It was in the papers saved by Bernie Ratcliffe who worked on New Hall ...
Source Mersea Museum

308

Article

The Mystery of Honor Villa and Going's Cottages
ID PH01_HVL
Title The Mystery of Honor Villa and Going's Cottages
Abstract THE MYSTERY OF HONOR VILLA and GOING's COTTAGES In investigating the history of houses in the village of Peldon where few of them are numbered, without the help of house deeds it is often impossible to identify a house by its current name. Even in Peldon's Tudor wills it is quite common for a ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published June 2020
Source Mersea Museum

309

Article

Mersea Water
ID ML2020_007_075
Title Mersea Water
Abstract I was born in West Mersea in February 1932 and was to drink water from the water tower for the next 33 or so years. My teeth have the brown stain under the enamel which a number of us locals (not all) have who were children during that period. From a very detailed account published in the ...
Source Mersea Museum

310

Article

Peldon Tug of War Team
ID PH01_PTW
Title Peldon Tug of War Team
Abstract My recollections of Peldon's contribution towards the sport of Tug-of-War by John Hawes My first experience of competing in a Tug-of-War competition occurred at the East Mersea village Fete' during early August 1973. At that time I lived in West Mersea, so I was over the border so to speak. I ...
Author John Hawes
Source Mersea Museum

311

Article

The Martins of Moor Farm
ID PH01_MTN
Title The Martins of Moor Farm
Abstract The Martins of Moor Farm Moor Farm is the white weather-boarded farmhouse on the right of the main road travelling from Mersea to Colchester a few hundred yards on from The Peldon Rose. It is a listed building and ...
Author Elaine Barker
Source Mersea Museum

312

Article

The Parish Church of St Stephen Great Wigborough. A history
ID GWG_CHC
Title The Parish Church of St Stephen Great Wigborough. A history
Abstract The Parish Church of St Stephen, Great Wigborough. Beautifully situated on the top of a hill at the highest point of the parish, the tower of the church is a landmark for many miles around. The large manor (Abbots ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

313

Article

King's Head, Great Wigborough
ID GWG_KHD
Title King's Head, Great Wigborough
Abstract The King's Head, Great Wigborough, by the turn to Colchester off the Maldon Road. It was rendered and painted white in the 1950s, and is now a private house, known as the Olde Kings Head. This story of the King's Head is rather incomplete. An inn is recorded as being at the site in the 17th ...
Source Mersea Museum

314

Article

Little Wigborough School
ID LWG_SCH
Title Little Wigborough School
Abstract Little Wigborough school was built in 1875 with room for 50 pupils. It was closed by 1894 and all trace has gone. Its location is shown on the map below. Little Wigborough School on west side of Copt Hall Lane, ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

315

Article

Great Wigborough School
ID GWG_SCH
Title Great Wigborough School
Abstract Great Wigborough School - Alan Theobald Great Wigborough School - Gill Graham Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

316

Article

The Parish of Great Wigborough
ID SG01_031
Title The Parish of Great Wigborough
Abstract From the book "The Parish Registers of Great and Little Wigborough", by Mrs P.A.F. Stephenson, published in 1905. Great Wigborough The Parish of Great Wigborough contains about 2000 acres of land, 3 of water, 5 of tidal water and 80 foreshore. It is 7 miles south-west from Colchester and 11 ...
Author P.A.F. Stephenson
Source Mersea Museum

317

Article

Rolls Farm and Malting Farm Peldon - Recollections of Linda di Mizio née ...
ID PH01_LDM
Title Rolls Farm and Malting Farm Peldon - Recollections of Linda di Mizio née Starling
Abstract I don't have much in the way of photos of historical interest, although I could probably contribute some memories of people and places in the village when I grew up. As far as wartime information is concerned I never heard my parents mention the land girls building but my mother used to recall ...
Author Linda Di Mizio
Source Mersea Museum

318

Article

Mersea benefactors - Mrs Marjorie de Manby
ID DIS2019_MBY
Title Mersea benefactors - Mrs Marjorie de Manby
Abstract Major Alban Henley Olaf de Manbey was born 1881 and in 1906 he married Catherine Ward. In 1917 he was a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery and had been awarded the Military Cross. The family acquired Barrow Hill Farm around 1930, probably after it was put up for sale in 1929. Catherine died in ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

319

Article

Peldon People - Nymann the Dane
ID PH01_NYM
Title Peldon People - Nymann the Dane
Abstract Approaching Abberton and Langenhoe on the main road towards Colchester from Mersea, there is a large, old, dilapidated house on the left completely swamped by overgrown trees, shrubs and brambles - a sharp contrast to Catalpas next door with its manicured hedges. Abandoned to the elements, and I ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published May 2019
Source Mersea Museum

320

Article

Dunkirk 1940 - boats with local connections
ID WW2_DKK
Title Dunkirk 1940 - boats with local connections
Abstract The evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from Dunkirk took place between 27th May and 4th June 1940 - 75 years ago. It is often described as a miracle - at the outside they were hopeful of bringing 45,000 troops back. In the end, more than 338,000 British, French and Belgian troops ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

321

Article

Victory Day Street Party
ID ML2020_006_066
Title Victory Day Street Party
Abstract Photographs of 1945 Victory Celebrations on Mersea are rare. but Mary Crisp née Smith loaned us a picture of the Victory Day Street Party held in the Dawes Lane - East Road area. A similar photograph from Chloe Mole recently appeared on Facebook, with a helpful board at the bottom "Victory ...
Source Mersea Museum

322

Article

David Wilson Merchant Seaman - The POW's Story
ID OOD_039
Title David Wilson Merchant Seaman - The POW's Story
Abstract Ronald 'David' Wilson - The POW's Story DAVID WILSON in 1947 and in 1999 David Wilson was the son of John Robert Wilson, the ...
Source Mersea Museum

323

Article

Thomas Henry Bossence Batten killed in action 29 July 1916
ID IYS_050
Title Thomas Henry Bossence Batten killed in action 29 July 1916
Abstract BATTEN, Thomas Bossence Australian Rank: Private Australian Infantry A.I.F. 26th Battalion Age 19 Date of death 29 July 1916 Service No. 1718 ...
Author Edwin Sparrow
Source Mersea Museum

324

Article

Schooling in West Mersea in Victorian Times
ID SCH_VIC
Title Schooling in West Mersea in Victorian Times
Abstract

Schooling in West Mersea in Victorian Times. (1837 - 1901) Mersea Island is joined to the mainland by a causeway, known locally as the Strood. Even today the Strood is subject to flooding at high tides and, in Victorian times it was made of shingle with posts along each side ...

Author Chris Kirkman
Published February 2020
Source Mersea Museum

325

Article

The War Years - Peldon. Memoirs of Phyllis Day née Wilson
ID PH01_PDY
Title The War Years - Peldon. Memoirs of Phyllis Day née Wilson
Abstract

Memoirs of Phyllis Day née Wilson Transcribed by Geoff Gonella The following account was found tucked into the Memorial Folder at St. Mary's church. It was in the form of a typed manuscript, marked-up with a note that it was an extract from the author's memoirs, the ...

Author Phyllis Day
Source Mersea Museum

326

Article

Memories of V.E. Day by Kathleen Haines
ID MIS_2009_A34
Title Memories of V.E. Day by Kathleen Haines
Abstract Kathleen Haines recorded her memories of V.E. Day during an exhibition in Mersea Museum, and they were published in Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine in 2009. "We were there! We lived in Nottinghamshire at the time, and my father suggested we should have a family day out....and that it ...
Author Kathleen Haines
Source Mersea Museum

327

Article

Memories of Bernie Ratcliffe 1933-1920
ID PH01_RTD
Title Memories of Bernie Ratcliffe 1933-1920
Abstract Bernard Ratcliffe of New Hall Cottages Little Wigborough died April 2020. This obituary was written by Anne Owen for Peldon Parish Magazine Memories of Bernard Ratcliffe (Bernie) Bernard Ratcliffe, of 1 New Hall Cottages, Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough, sadly passed away on Monday ...
Author Anne Owen
Published May 2020
Source Mersea Museum

328

Article

V.E. Day 8 May 1945
ID WW2_VED
Title V.E. Day 8 May 1945
Abstract Victory in Europe Day There was a party and bonfire in the field between Brierley Hall and Cross Lane to celebrate V.E. Day. ...
Source Mersea Museum

329

Article

Memories of WW2 by Mary Jardine
ID MIS_1995_A28
Title Memories of WW2 by Mary Jardine
Abstract This article was written in 1995 by Mary Jardine née French for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine. Yes, I remember, even if it was 50 years ago! In June 1944 I was teaching in Southall in Middlesex when the first V1's began to fly over London. We called them "buzz-bombs" and, later, ...
Source Mersea Museum

330

Article

Memories of World War 2 by M.J. Gethen
ID MIS_1995_A29
Title Memories of World War 2 by M.J. Gethen
Abstract In 1995 Dr Alison Bush talked to Mary 'Joy' Gethen, mainly about Mersea during WW2, and wrote this article for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine. Mary was 93 at the time. Mary Gethen was born in Canada, but came to Colchester when she was three years old , on a visit with her parents. Her ...
Author Alison Bush
Source Mersea Museum

331

Article

Thomas Frere and his Connection to the British Slave Trade
ID MARG_127_021
Title Thomas Frere and his Connection to the British Slave Trade
Abstract Thomas Frere and his Family's Connection to the British Slave Trade East Anglia has been the home of the Frere dynasty from early times and it is considered that they are descended from the Normans. Henry le Frere of Suffolk is the first known recording of the Frere name in England in 1212 ...
Author Trevor Hearn
Keywords pete hall
Source Mersea Museum

332

Article

Joy Gethen - Mersea Memories
ID MIS_1982_A02
Title Joy Gethen - Mersea Memories
Abstract The text for this article was written by Joyce Gethen for Mersea Island Society Mistral Magazine in 1982. The photographs have been added, some of them from Joyce's collection at Mersea Museum. Joy Gethen came to Mersea about 1906 at the age of 4 ...
Author M.J. Gethen
Published 1982
Source Mersea Museum

333

Article

Peldon and The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1919
ID PH01_FLU
Title Peldon and The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1919
Abstract The influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919 caused more worldwide deaths than any pandemic before or since. In Britain 25 % of the population was infected and 228,000 died. Globally it killed five times more than WW1. The total number of fatalities is given as 50 million - some think that is a ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

334

Article

West Mersea War Memorial
ID WMM
Title West Mersea War Memorial
Abstract The West Mersea War Memorial was dedicated 22 September 1917. A newspaper report at the time describes the scene: A memorial cross, in honour of Mersea Islanders who have given their lives for their country during the great war, was unveiled on Saturday by Mrs Horace Egerton Green, by whose ...
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

335

Article

Refurbishing West Mersea War Memorial
ID WMM_1990
Title Refurbishing West Mersea War Memorial
Abstract On 22 September 1917, West Mersea had made and erected its War Memorial, which was dedicated on that day. The stem or the centre post carried the names of Mersea dead. As the death toll in that war rose, the memorial had to be extended into the more familiar shape at the base that we all know, ...
Author Ron Baldwin
Published September 1990
Source Mersea Museum

336

Article

History of Sleyes, Peldon
ID PH01_SLY
Title History of Sleyes, Peldon
Abstract

Sleyes A Grade II listed building in Peldon, Essex PELDON CHURCH ROAD 1. 5214 Sleyes TL 91 NE 17/26 II 2. Mid C18, timber framed house with red brick facade, and red plain tile hipped roof. ...

Author Elaine Barker
Published April 2020
Source Mersea Museum

337

Article

Abberton Reservoir - what was there before
ID PH01_ARV
Title Abberton Reservoir - what was there before
Abstract ABBERTON RESERVOIR - what was there before? Abberton Reservoir was constructed between 1936 and 1939 on the course of the Layer Brook. The valley between the four hills on which Peldon, Abberton, Layer and Great Wigborough Churches stand was predominantly farmland and few homes were affected. ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

338

Article

Peldon in the Domesday Book
ID PH01_DMS
Title Peldon in the Domesday Book
Abstract Peldon in the Domesday Book Twenty years after the invasion of England by the Normans, William the Conqueror called together his councillors to order a survey of the country, now known as The Domesday Book. This meeting in Gloucester at Christmas 1085 was reported in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

339

Article

Sequestration of the Rector of Peldon
ID PH01_SEQ
Title Sequestration of the Rector of Peldon
Abstract Sequestration of The Reverend John Cornelius, Peldon's Rector, During the Civil War in 1643 [ Sequestration - the removal from his rectory and living and his goods confiscated ] Political and religious conflicts between the supporters of King Charles I and Parliamentarians led to the ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

340

Article

Peldon and Henry VIII
ID PH01_HRY
Title Peldon and Henry VIII
Abstract Henry VIII and Peldon In 1544 there is an entry in 'Acts not in the Parliamentary Roll' in which the preamble states that King Henry VIII 'this winter last past hath had divers and many of his ships royal lying and remaining in his haven and water called Colne in the county of Essex which ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

341

Article

The Bells of St Mary's Peldon
ID PH01_BEL
Title The Bells of St Mary's Peldon
Abstract The tower of St Mary's Church, Peldon, houses two bells. Repaired and adapted they are both now stationary bells. The original one, the larger bell, was cast in bronze in 1613 by Miles Graye of Colchester. It is engraved 'Miles Graye made me in 1613', and weighs over 8cwt. The Miles Graye ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published 2 March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

342

Article

Barnard's Cottages, Peldon
ID PH01_BND
Title Barnard's Cottages, Peldon
Abstract BARNARD'S COTTAGES The name 'Barnard's Cottages' appears in the 1911 census for Peldon and in the 1939 register. It also appears regularly as the address of former villagers in the Parish burials register. The pictures above and below ...
Author Elaine Barker
Published 2 March 2020
Source Mersea Museum

343

Article

The Telephone on Mersea
ID MMH_TEL
Title The Telephone on Mersea
Abstract By 1890, West Mersea was connected to the outside world by telegraph. Kelly's 1890 Directory tells us that West Mersea had a money order and telegraph office. Messages would be transmitted to the island in Morse Code, written out in the office, and taken to the recipient by a boy on a bicycle. ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

344

Article

St Nicholas Parish Church, Little Wigborough
ID MMH_LWG
Title St Nicholas Parish Church, Little Wigborough
Abstract THE PARISH OF ST. NICHOLAS, LITTLE WIGBOROUGH Little Wigborough is a small village overlooking the salt marshes and the estuary of the Blackwater River, 8 miles south of Colchester between Peldon and Great Wigborough. Being so close to the sea, it is appropriately dedicated to St. Nicholas, the ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

345

Article

Manorial Customs in West Mersea - The tenants' destruction of the records
ID MARG_313
Title Manorial Customs in West Mersea - The tenants' destruction of the records
Abstract Manorial Customs in West Mersea, etc. - The tenants' destruction of the ancient records of the manor. - In further reference to the customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe, and Pete hall manors printed in Transactions, vol. xiii., pt. 2 [ See ...
Author W. Gurney Benham
Source Mersea Museum

346

Article

The Parish Chest
ID WMC_CST
Title The Parish Chest
Abstract Have you ever wondered about the large wooden chest in the Lady Chapel at the church? It is the Parish Chest. It is thought that the system of parishes was set up as early as the late 600s by Archbishop Theodore of ...
Author Chris Kirkman
Source Mersea Museum

347

Article

Memory Lane - Another War
ID ML2020_004_014
Title Memory Lane - Another War
Abstract It seems we are at War. With the present Coronavirus pandemic some firms are being asked to diversify and to produce ventilators for our hospitals. Looking back to World War 2, some local firms were contracted to do something similar. Builders Clifford White & Co were making wooden oars and paddles, ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

348

Article

Memory Lane - Mersea men on the water in 1915
ID ML2020_003_022
Title Memory Lane - Mersea men on the water in 1915
Abstract The National Maritime Museum has put online the crew lists of all British merchant ships for the year 1915. It makes very interesting reading and has a huge amount of detail of the men, many from Mersea, serving on everything from the largest liners to sailing barges and smacks. Of particular ...
Author Ron Green
Source Mersea Museum

349

Article

Derek Anthony Balls - Gloucestershire Regiment
ID WWK_DAB
Title Derek Anthony Balls - Gloucestershire Regiment
Abstract Memorial Profiles for East and West Mersea DEREK ANTHONY BALLS L/Cpl. Service No. 22530139 D Company 1 Gloucestershire Regiment Born 18 May 1927 Died 23 April 1951 Commemorated East Mersea War Memorial, West Mersea War Memorial, United Nations Memorial Wall, Tanggok, Pusan, Korea, ...
Author Tony Millatt
Source Mersea Museum

350

Article

Will of Abraham Fokes of Peldon 1597 D/ABW 15/49
ID MARG_207
Title Will of Abraham Fokes of Peldon 1597 D/ABW 15/49
Abstract The Will of Abraham Fokes [ Foakes ] 14 November1597 transcribed from Essex Record Office D/ABW 15/49 Transcriber Elaine Barker January 2020 Foakes Abraham [Rgr, probably an abbreviation of 'Registered'] 1.   In the name of god Amen the xxiiijth day of Novembre in the Fortithe yere of ...
Published 24 November 1597
Source Mersea Museum
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